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Lab Top — 7 Questions with Maria Teresa Danús Bouey

06 May, 2021
Maria Teresa Danús Bouey from SAP Chile

Highlighting women in tech: meet Maria Teresa Danús Bouey, Director, Value Advisory for Intelligent Spend & Business Network SAP South Latin America. She loves to switch things up: she has worked in a variety of industries, and her role at SAP takes her around the world

 1. Please explain: what is your specific job?

I support SAP Intelligent Spend Management in the sales of cloud solutions, bringing our customers a value proposition as a Director of Value Advisory in South Latin America (Argentina, Chile and Peru). I deliver business cases showing organizations what they can obtain regarding efficiencies and savings. I am the customer’s first point of reference, because I explore and understand their structures and processes: I can deliver them a roadmap of solutions that fill in their gaps. 

Women in Tech From Around the World! This time we have Maria Teresa Danús Bouey
  from Santiago, Chile!

2. Your initial inspiration to enter this industry?

I was a natural sponsor for SAP ERP. For several years, I worked in different industries and organizations. I was very curious, constantly trying to learn more. I was always worried about the correct adoption of technology solutions, because I knew they were a key factor to generate efficiency and transform businesses and organizations. Three years ago, a recruiter from SAP Ariba called me. I was sitting at my desk: it was my first day at a new job in a different organization. Two years later, I started to think about which industry motivated me, and the first answer was “Tech”. So I messaged an SAP collaborator on LinkedIn. A few months later they contacted me, and here I am!

3. Your most exciting project to date?

To me, all projects are pretty exciting, because I follow different industries in different countries and every company is a new world to discover. But if I had to choose one, it would be when I interviewed several people from diverse areas such as IT, Production, Contract Management and Finance. I spent hours collecting information. It was challenging, because they showed me the necessity to improve their processes with technology, but some of them were uncomfortable with changes and didn’t want to make any improvements at all. When a project is difficult, it’s more attractive to me. 

4. Top skills that anyone who wants to work in tech needs?

Teamwork, communication and problem-solving.

5. What advice would you give to young professionals starting in tech?

Be prepared for surprises every day! Don’t be afraid if you don’t know something, you learn by doing and with the support of your peers. Ask a lot of questions and express your opinions: your point of view is important, it can change things for the better! Even if you don’t have experience, your attitude is one of the keys to success.

6. Your biggest role models?

My mom Maria Teresa Bouey. She is a smart, strong and kind woman.

7. People or media to follow?

The Female Lead Podcast 

"UN Women" on LinkedIn

SAP

This article is part of a content cooperation between FemaleOneZero (F10) and SAP SE. In the newly established “Tech Agenda” category on #F10, we aim to present interesting women from SAP Labs worldwide, publish major interviews with thought leaders and background stories on digitization and innovation.

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